Interview with Cha YoungNam

In this interview, we get to know more about Cha Young-Nam and more about his love for acting! Read on to find out more below!


1. Can you tell us more about yourself and what you do?

I’m a Korean actor and model. I find myself acting in various movies, TV dramas, commercial as well as theater. Some of my works include  Princess Hours and Lovers in Prague!


2. How did you fall in love with acting?

Back in 2004, I actually backpacked around Europe for roughly a month. During my backpacking trip in Europe, I caught The Phantom of The Opera in London and I was impressed by their acting. It was what propelled me to get into acting.

What I like most about acting was the ability to communicate. It allow me to express myself better not just in words but the overall package such as the expression,gesture,body language and tone.


3.What is kind of role would you like to play? 

I would like to play a role that is enthusiastic and work hard to achieve his goals.

The book ‘The Moon and Sixpence’ is part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin, the  main character is Charles Strickland that I would like to act as.  I’m also open to roles that are interesting and diverse.


4.Beside acting, you are modeled a lot. Tell us more about it!

Yes! As my brother is a photographer, he often take photos of me since I was young. Through that experience, I got comfortable with camera and started modeling for him. My brother started YouYou Magazine and I actually volunteered to be his first model for the magazine. People always call use the ‘Cha brothers’ as we are always exploring new ideas for photo shoot together!



5.What is one thing that people don’t know about you?

When I meet people for the first time, the impression that I give them was nervous and sensitive. However, I’m actually a funny person and on stage, I played funny and wacky characters.

I can actually be tough yet gentle at times!


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